How HVAC Surge Protectors Can Save Your AC System? | BHI Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning
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You should plug your computer system into a surge protector. There are small electrical surges that take place all the time. To protect yourself from any danger, you need surge protection for every appliance you use. Constant fluctuations can damage your appliances. Therefore, HVAC Surge Protectors are essential for appliances like computers and laptops, which cannot handle excessive volatility. Your air conditioner needs to function smoothly and effectively; hence you need a surge protector to protect your AC unit.

Causes for Electrical Surges

This is an electrical fluctuation that happens due to power surges caused by internal or external sources. General power surges occur due to internal sources within the house. Some of the significant electrical power surges also take place due to some external sources. Examples of internal power surges are faulty wiring, faulty circuit box, and faulty appliances. External power surges are generally caused by lightning, blown transformers, cable faults in power lines, and other issues in electrical services.

Prevention Tips for Safeguarding Appliances

• During a lightning storm, turn off your AC to prevent the thermostat from getting affected by the power surge.

• You should disconnect the appliances which consume a higher voltage or ampere.

• Inspect your electrical system with the help of your electrician.

• Upgrade your wiring wherever needed.

• Invest in surge protectors for all kinds of volts to protect appliances like HVAC Systems.

• You should use preventive measures to protect your appliances to save costs of major repairs and maintenance.

How Does a Surge Protector Function?

Surge protectors divert the excess electricity from any electrical device so that it receives the correct voltage and doesn’t damage during severe electrical power surges. The surge protectors keep the voltage under check and safeguard expensive appliances in your house; AC units or HVAC Systems are among them.

How Does Power Surge Affect The HVAC System in Your House?

Power surges affect your air conditioners or HVAC Systems adversely if proper measures are not taken to protect these appliances from lightning or thunderstorms. There is a high chance that you will need to replace the whole system of the HVAC System if you do not use a surge protector to safeguard this system. Replacing this system is a costly affair.

Importance of Having Surge Protection

Surge protection safeguards expensive appliances and forms a protective layer for your appliances while protecting them from electronic surges. It would help if you changed the electrical wiring in your house to safeguard expensive appliances like HVAC systems or air conditioners. These are appliances that use a surge protector to safeguard themselves from voltage fluctuation. Other appliances like computers and laptops also require surge protection to receive protection from power surges.

Benefits of HVAC Surge Protection

• HVAC Surge Protection is vital to run your Air conditioners smoothly.

• The average air conditioner has a life of 12 to 17 years. The use of Surge Protection helps ensure it lasts that long. 

• Power Surges do not discriminate between new and old HVAC Systems.

• Home owner’s insurance doesn’t cover the repair and replacement of such appliances in the insurance cover provided.

• For many homeowner’s replacements and repair of air conditioners is a costly affair.

• Surge Protectors help in saving costs for repairing such equipment by protecting against power surges.

• Another benefit of this power surge is it decreases the downtime of your air conditioner.

Conclusion

HVAC systems receive complete protection from electrical power surges every season. Homeowners must use power surge protectors to protect such equipment because replacing an HVAC system or air conditioner is a very costly affair for many homeowners. Power Surges are both internal and external. They require proper electrical surge protectors to regulate the voltage appropriately to protect expensive appliances such as laptops, computers, Air Conditioners, and HVAC systems.

Billy Henley
Billy Henley is the Vice President of Operations for BHI Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. Before becoming vice president, he worked six years in the field as a service technician and has over ten years of experience working in the industry. Billy often shares his knowledge about plumbing and HVAC issues on industry publications.